Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Yankee on the Yangtze: One missionary's saga in revolutionary China” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Yankee on the Yangtze:...
Paul Elmore Quimby
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Yankee on the Yangtze: One missionary's saga in revolutionary China

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1976 by Southern Pub. Association
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Yankee on the Yangtze, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Yankee on the Yangtze

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-6)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first 2 chapters are incredible. They describe the rather clueless western missionary family that get caught on the front lines of battle during the revolution. The rest of the book is more tame, but holds interest as they are one of the few westerners (and proseltizying Christians to boot) who remain and thrive in the new regime. It's a good case study of adapting to circumstances while staying true to principle.
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it
An interesting account of a missionary who worked closely with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to build the educational institutions in China, until the Communist takeover.
Jaanus Tramberg
rated it really liked it
Jan 10, 2015
rated it did not like it
Apr 12, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2012
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »